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Baptism, Confirmation, Reception and Admission to Holy Communion - Sunday 21 September 2014 

Welcome: It’s an important day in the life of our Cathedral community as we gather to witness the great initiation rites of the Church. While baptism (christening) marks the formal entry and welcome into the Body of Christ, the Church, and is properly a community event, Confirmation is a more individual matter. The person being confirmed renews the baptism promises to turn to Christ, repent of their sins and reject and renounce evil, and then, in a prayer of great antiquity and great beauty, 
 is prayed for by the bishop. Today’s Confirmation prayer has its origins in Isaiah 11:2 where the prophet announces that God’s Spirit will rest on ‘the shoot from the stump of Jesse’.

A few weeks ago we invited people to pray for peace in troubled times. As the ‘coalition of the willing’ returns to combat in Iraq and Syria, Australia among them, the need to hold the world and its peoples before God is as great as ever. Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5.45pm (immediately following Evensong).

Welcome to all as we increase in the spirit of wisdom and understanding, discernment and inner strength, knowledge and true godliness, and are filled with wonder and awe in God’s presence.

The Very Rev'd Frank Nelson

Faith in the Public Square

The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold

Activities for 
September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 1.00-2.00pm 
“Chewing the Facts”
–The Rev’d Canon Jenny Wilson, the Rev’d Dr Lynn Arnold AO and a contrarian to be named will be discussing “Should faith be in the public square?”
Venue: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenur 
Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided.

 Wednesday 17 September 7.00-9.00pm 
“Faith in the Public Square Book Club”
 We will be continuing discussion of 
Jayakumar Christian’s “God of the Empty-handed: Poverty, Power and the Kingdom of God”. 
“Copies of chapters to be discussed can be forwarded on request. Newcomers most welcome.” 
Venue: Meeting Room, Cathedral Office.

 Tuesday 23 September  7.00-9.00pm  
“Thinking Club” Allowed Conversazione:
How should a Christian react to 
Terrorism?” Our Thought Provoker on this occasion will be Dr Gill Hicks MBE.  
Gill Hicks, lost both her legs below the knee in the London bombings of 2005. She went on to found M.A.D. 
For Peace and CEASE 2 hour, a viral campaign for people to stop activity for two hours and silently focus on peace. 
Venue: John Dunn Room, St Peter’s Cathedral.

 Every Wednesday

at 5.45pm, after Evensong,
a time of Silent Prayer and Lighting  of Candles –
“Prayers for Peace in Troubled Times”

Follow his blog at http://faithinthepublicsquareadelaide.blogspot.com.au/



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